HC Deb 03 February 1956 vol 548 cc144-5W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the estimated total quantity of surface coal known to exist in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Aubrey Jones

I am advised by the Coal Board that fully or partly proved reserves of opencast coal exceed 80 million tons and that prospecting, which goes on continuously, should reveal substantial additional reserves.

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